Oren Cass Joins UW-Green Bay’s Harvey J. Kaye Speaker Series

Green Bay, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) and The Weidner are pleased to welcome Oren Cass to UW-Green Bay to speak as part of the Harvey J. Kaye State of Democracy Speaker Series. Oren Cass will present The Once and Future Worker: A Return to the Economics That Delivered American Liberty and Prosperity on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 7 p.m. in Fort Howard Hall at The Weidner.

Oren Cass is founder and executive director of American Compass, a foundation that has worked to advance policy ideas in conjunction with national political figures such as Florida Senator Marco Rubio. Cass previously served as domestic policy director for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign in 2012. Cass will be speaking on his nationally renowned book, The Once and Future Worker: A Vision for the Renewal of Work in America.

“We are thrilled to have an intellectual of Oren Cass’s stature share his perspective with the Green Bay community,” said Jon Shelton, associate professor of Democracy and Justice Studies and a member of the Kaye Series steering committee.  “Mr. Cass’s work makes a unique argument for using conservative principles to improve the livelihoods of working people in the United States.”

Named in honor of UW-Green Bay Emeritus Professor and award-winning scholar, Harvey J. Kaye, this speaker series presents thought-provoking presentations that span the subject matter and intellectual spirit of UW-Green Bay’s problem-focused mission.

This event is free to attend and open to the public. It will also stream live from The Weidner’s YouTube Channel.

About The Weidner
UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is known for its elegant design and the acoustic excellence of its 2,000-seat main hall, Cofrin Family Hall. It also houses two smaller performance spaces, the Fort Howard recital hall and the Jean Weidner Theatre, along with a dance studio and Grand Foyer. The Weidner Center has a distinct benefit in being part of a leading institution of higher learning. The Weidner Center is home for UW-Green Bay Music and Theatre and Dance programs, community events and productions, and performances by visiting artists and touring companies. Beyond the large-scale touring productions that grace the stage, the Weidner Center also focuses on scholastic development, programming and an impactful education series — Stage Doors. For more information on the Weidner Center, visit WeidnerCenter.com, call 920-465-2726 or 800-895-0071, or follow on Facebook, Twitter (@WeidnerCenter) and Instagram (@weidnercenter).

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 9,276 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 79,604 continuing education enrollees each year across all campus locations. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. UW-Green Bay is the fastest-growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.


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